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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Topic Start: July 27, 2012, 11:47:18 AM »
Height:  5'10
Weight:  170
DOB:  1/24/1991
Hometown:  Santa Rosa, Calif.
School(s):  California (Berkeley, Calif.)
Position:  Second Base
Drafted: 2nd round in 2012 draft
Nationals Prospect rank for 2012: #NR - Fangraphs, #NR - Baseball America, #NR - Minor League Ball, #NR - Baseball Prospectus 



2012 - .221/.323/.250/.573, 0 HR, 13 RBI, 9/2 SB/CS, 20/14 BB/K

Offline nobleisthyname

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #1: July 27, 2012, 12:06:21 PM »
Rough triple slash but I like the base stealing and plate discipline.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #2: August 02, 2012, 07:22:59 AM »
3 for 6 last night, 2 doubles. After slow start, hitting .247 for Auburn.  Also has 10 steals.  :thumbs:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #3: August 02, 2012, 09:38:43 AM »
OBP is gettting respectable (.337) but still no SLG (.284). Just 6 doubles in 26 in hits.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #4: August 09, 2012, 11:29:56 PM »
Went 1-4 with an RBI single last night. Chris Marrero was also in the lineup. I thought he was at AAA?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #5: August 09, 2012, 11:59:10 PM »
Went 1-4 with an RBI single last night. Chris Marrero was also in the lineup. I thought he was at AAA?

Rehabbing his aggravated hammy at Auburn I believe.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #6: August 28, 2012, 08:50:34 PM »
getting hot.  batting .341 over last 10 games to bring his avg for the year up to .255

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #7: September 03, 2012, 10:57:43 AM »
Saw him last night and they should call him Tiny Renda.  Looks about 5'6, 160.  Makes Nellie Fox look gigantic.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #8: November 03, 2012, 09:36:48 AM »
Link to his fangraphs page:
http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=sa503422&position=2B

between 9 & 10% on both BB and Ks is nice for this system.  Ended the year with a good but not dominant OBP (.341) and no SLG (.295).  15 SB, 3 CS.

Here is Mike Newman's impressions{/url]:

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Another “nice little player”, Renda has foot and bat speed to spare, but showed little pop in his short season debut. A second round pick who probably would have gone lower had the Nationals not shot for the moon by drafting Lucas Giolito, Renda has a big league projection, but little upside to speak of. Like Gennett, Renda not being able to play any shortstop hurts his versatility and negatively impacts his prospect value.


A bit more from Newman from an early July scouting trip:
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Another observation from watching Auburn multiple times is that the Washington Nationals must be prepared to pay first-round pick Lucas Giolito whatever it will take for him to sign (within draft pool limitations of course). Beginning with second-round pick Tony Renda, an undersized second baseman with limited upside, most of organization’s top-10 picks are in Auburn and it’s easy to see they saved a few bucks at the top of the draft. In Discussing Renda, it’s safe to say he’ll be referred to as “a good little prospect” by scouts for the next few years since the description fits both literally and figuratively. A plus runner, Renda has the present skills and instincts of at least an above-average second baseman defensively. He also has a short, compact stroke with quick hands which should produce plenty of line drives. However, his power potential and upside are limited and a more relaxed load pre-swing would help him drive the baseball more often, instead of little pokes back through the box.


BTW - Newman wasn't completely negative in his write up.  He had nice things to say on Wander Ramos and the Auburn facility.  I'll post the Ramos stuff in the follow the minors thread.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #9: November 08, 2012, 08:52:36 PM »
Sounds like a good bench player type.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #10: June 04, 2013, 08:06:17 PM »
Looking like we have found another Lombo/Kobernus type player in Renda. Having a decent season in Hagerstown.

.297/.366/.434 with 20 doubles, 3 triples, 1 HR, 11 SBs, 2 CS.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #11: June 04, 2013, 08:34:35 PM »
he'll have to work on refusing to walk in order to be like the prototype.  He has time if he's in Low A.  heck, even Espinosa took walks in the low minors, and we know how that turned out.  Get with the program!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #12: May 30, 2014, 07:20:18 PM »
Leading off for potomac. Reminds me of burns.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #13: June 02, 2014, 10:02:06 PM »
4 for 4 tonight, including walkoff single.

Future Nats second baseman.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Tony Renda, 2B
« Reply #14: July 10, 2014, 05:52:45 PM »
Another walkoff single in today's first game. The Nats future 2nd baseman. Next year?